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3 Indian-American teens killed in single-vehicle Georgia crash

Two others were injured in the incident that occurred on Westside Parkway, just north of Maxwell Road in Alpharetta on May.14.

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Three 18-year-old Indian-American teens died in a single-vehicle crash in Alpharetta, Georgia, on May.14, an Alpharetta Police statement has confirmed.

"At approximately 7.55 pm on Tuesday, May.14, officers responded to a single vehicle crash on Westside Parkway, just north of Maxwell Road. The Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and conducted an initial investigation which revealed that there were five 18-year-old occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash," the statement read.

Two of the occupants — Aryan Joshi and Sriya Avasarala — were found deceased at the scene while three others were transported to North Fulton Hospital for treatment.

One of the other passengers in the rear of the vehicle (Avi Sharma) also succumbed to injuries later, added the police statement.

While an investigation has already been launched, excessive speeding may have been the primary reason for the accident, according to police.

"The investigation remains ongoing, however, from the initial data gathered it is believed that speed may have been a factor in the crash. At this time, no additional information is available for release," the statement concluded.

The two remaining passengers who were injured in the crash were identified by police as Rithwak Somepalli, a Georgia State University Student and driver of the vehicle, and Mohammed Lyakath, a senior at Alpharetta High School.



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